St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins 8/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Pablo Lopez
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Marlins Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Pablo Lopez for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -168 and Miami at +158. The Cardinals have a 52-55-5 over/under record and a 51-61-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 57-56-0 against the run line and have a 58-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-55-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 51-61-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 58-52-3 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-56-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 10-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (07/26)
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/10/18 P Drew Rucinski Groin 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 58-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 2.75 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 97 strikeouts over his 137.1 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 362 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 931 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 924. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 109 hits this season in 386 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .593 and an OPS+ of 165. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Cardinals have 951 hits, including 164 doubles and 138 home runs. St. Louis has walked 372 times so far this season and they have struck out 939 times as a unit. They have left 776 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 501 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 46-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.67, Pablo Lopez has a 2-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 983 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 445 hitters and struck out 897 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .369. He has 125 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 123. Starlin Castro is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 125 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .399. The Marlins as a unit have 944 base hits, including 157 doubles and 93 homers. Miami has walked 324 times this year and they have struck out on 968 occasions. They have had 805 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.79 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -168
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